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February 24, 2017

Statement by AICCU concerning California Dream Act Students & the College Admissions Process 

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities encourages students, and their families, who qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid under the Dream Act to stay the course and continue their college application processes despite immigration concerns. Independent colleges proudly serve and enroll our Dreamer students who contribute tremendously to their campus communities and strongly encourage students and families to apply for the California Dream Act before the March 2 deadline to access all the available resources they are entitled to. Any students with questions should have no hesitation reaching out to their perspective campus.

January 12, 2017

Overview of Governor Brown’s Proposed 2017-18 State Budget

This morning the governor released his proposed 2017-18 state budget. The entire budget can be found at the Department of Finance (DOF) website. AICCU issued a public response to the governor’s budget.
Among the highlights:
General budget overview
·      The General Fund (GF) expenditures for 2017-18 is proposed to be $122.5 billion, $241 million less than the final 2016-17 budget.
·      There is expected to be a nearly $2 billion budget deficit, reflecting a drop in revenues.
·      Across the board, each of the state’s “big three” revenues—the income, sales, and corporation taxes—are showing weakness and the governor continues to preach prudence.
·      The governor proposes to stem the deficit through a pull-back of one-time spending commitments made …

January 10, 2017

Statement by AICCU Regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget

Statement by the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget
Sacramento, CA – January 10, 2017 – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is deeply disappointed Governor Brown chose to pull the trigger on an 11.3% cut to the maximum Cal Grant award to low-income students who choose to attend a private, nonprofit institution.  The cut of $1,028 to every new high school graduate and community college transfer per year is devastating to California’s most vulnerable families.
There has been a strong state and national focus to improve college affordability and this budget puts higher education further out of reach for select low-income California students.  This Cal Grant …

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